People throng to Gorakh Hills to enjoy season’s first snowfall

An unusually big rush of tourists was seen at Gorakh Hills after it received the first snowfall of the season on Friday night and Saturday.

The snow covered the hills and rooftops of rest houses, huts and other structures, as well as roads and pavements at the hill station.

The minimum temperature in the region was recorded at -8 degrees Celsius, the lowest ever, on Saturday, according to Gorakh Hills Development Authority chairman Rafiq Ahmed Jamali.

The Gorakh hill station is situated at an elevation of 5,689 ft (1,734 metre) in the Kirthar Mountains, 94 kilometre (58 miles) northwest of Dadu city, and 423 km (263 miles) from Karachi and nearly at a driving distance of eight hourse. The Hill station attracts thousands of tourists from the city.